British movie veteran DAME Helen Mirren has banned any video footage or photographs of her investiture at Buckingham Palace being made available to the press.

The CALENDER GIRLS actress is notoriously media-shy and has no intention of letting the wider world have access to her big day on Friday (05DEC03), in which Queen Elizabeth II will make her a Dame.

Her spokesperson says, "Unless she's promoting a film, she never does interviews or publicity."

02/12/2003 02:25